Panetta to Hanabusa on Military’s Future: ‘You’ve Got to Be Damn Flexible’

·By Adrienne LaFrance

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Congresswoman sees Hawaii’s strategic location as buffer from defense cuts.

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  1. After Civil Beat published this story, Hanabusa's office wanted to clarify the congresswoman's remarks about Osama bin Laden. A spokeswoman for Hanabusa provided this statement: “Before the USS Carl Vinson stopped at Pearl Harbor, Osama bin Laden’s body was prepared for burial and laid to rest in the North Arabian Sea in a manner that complied with Islamic practice and tradition. Congresswoman Hanabusa highlighted the burial to illustrate how the vast Pacific Ocean connects different regions and bodies of water.”